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Ulva ralfsii (Harvey) Le Jolis

Publication details
Ulva ralfsii (Harvey) Le Jolis 1863: 54

Published in: Le Jolis, A. (1863). Liste des algues marines de Cherbourg. Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 10: 5-168, pls I-IV.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Enteromorpha ralfsii Harvey

Type information
Lectotype locality: Bangor, North Wales (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 739). Lectotype: Harvey (1851: pl. CCLXXXII) (epitype) J. Ralfs; (Hayden et al. 2003: 290). Notes: According to Womersley (1984: 154) the type is from Bangor, N. Wales. Bliding (1963: 45) reports that there were no types in TCD; Hayden et al. (2003) found no types in BM and selected as lectotype the illustration mentioned above.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Kallonema ralfsii (Harvey) Dickie
Enteromorpha ralfsii Harvey 1851
Enteromorpha clathrata var. ralfsii (Harvey) V.J.Chapman 1956

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Enteromorpha ralfsii Harvey)
Europe: Adriatic Sea (Giaccone 1978, Gallardo et al. 1993), Belgium (Coppejans & Kling 1995), Britain (Newton 1931, Burrows 1991, Hardy & Guiry 2003), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Ireland (Guiry 1978, Burrows 1991, Morton 1994), Italy (Giaccone 1969, Gallardo et al. 1993, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983, Stegenga et al. 1997), Portugal (Ardré 1970).

Africa: Morocco (Benhissoune, Boudouresque & Verlaque 2001), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Aldabra Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Lebanon (Einav 2007, Lakkis 2013).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Tien 2007).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1994, Kraft 2000), New Zealand (Adams 1994), Queensland (Lewis 1987, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002), South Australia (Womersley 1984), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).

Pacific Islands: Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Marshall Islands (Dawson 1957).

(as Ulva ralfsii (Harvey) Le Jolis)
Europe: Britain (Brodie et al. 2016), France (Anon. 2017), Spain (Bárbara et al. 2005), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016), Veneto (Sfriso 2011).

South America: Brazil (Moura 2010).

Asia: China (Titlyanov et al. 2011), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov et al. 2015), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Kraft 2007), New Zealand (Broady et al. 2012), Queensland (Bostock & Holland 2010), Western Australia (Huisman 2015).

Pacific Islands: Guam (Lobban & N'Yeurt 2006).

Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Hayden, H.S., Blomster, J., Maggs, C.A., Silva, P.C., Stanhope, M.J. & Waaland, J.R. (2003). Linnaeus was right all along: Ulva and Enteromorpha are not distinct genera. European Journal of Phycology 38(3): 277-294.

Huisman, J.M. (2015). Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. pp. [i]-viii, 1-320, 56 figs, 14 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Chlorophyta multicellulari e fanerogame acquatiche. Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-318, pls 1-94. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Titlyanova, T.V., Titlyanov, E.A., Xia, B. & Bartsch, I. (2012). New records of benthic marine green algae (Chlorophyta) for the island of Hainan (China). Nova Hedwigia 94: 441-470.

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